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Public Health Departments and State Patient Confidentiality Laws Map


Public health departments strive to effectively treat communicable diseases like sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, but co-infection of communicable diseases can have a negative impact on health. When a person has more than one communicable disease at the same time, it is important for departments to collaborate and share information regarding care and treatment. State laws designed to protect patient confidentiality can sometimes make it challenging for health departments to effectively coordinate care for a person with multiple diseases.

This portal shows state statutes and regulations that address health departments’ ability to release and use personally identifiable information (PII) to promote public health and coordinate care. Specifically, it contains state statutes and regulations regarding HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and tuberculosis. This portal does not include internal health department policies or other laws, which may also impact health departments’ abilities to release and use PII.  This page has been updated through August 2013.

The Patient Confidentiality and Public Health Map is intended to be a tool for reviewing laws and regulations in one state or for comparing them across several states. Click on the Essential Information button to access definitions for key terms used throughout the portal and directions on how to create a query. The portal is not intended to provide legal advice. Please consult legal counsel for specific questions about the application of law in your state. 

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Jamie M. Ware, JD, MSW
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Communicable Disease Reporting Required?

 
 
 
Level of reported information?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Program Destination of Information?
 
 
HIV/AIDS Reporting?
 
 
Hepatitis B Reporting?
 
 
Hepatitis C Reporting?
 
 
Syphilis Reporting?
 
 
Gonorrhea Reporting?
 
 
Chlamydia Reporting?
 
 
Tuberculosis Reporting?
 
 

Release of General PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for General PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of General PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for General PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of HIV/AIDS PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for HIV/AIDS PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of HIV/AIDS PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for HIV/AIDS PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of Hepatitis B PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Hepatitis B PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of Hepatitis B PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Hepatitis B PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of Hepatitis C PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Hepatitis C PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of Hepatitis C PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Hepatitis C Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of Syphilis PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Syphilis PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of Syphilis PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Syphilis PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of Gonorrhea PII ?

 
 
 
Purposes for Gonorrhea PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of Gonorrhea PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Gonorrhea PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of Chlamydia PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Chlamydia PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of Chlamydia PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for Chlamydia PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Release of TB PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for TB PII Release?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Use of TB PII?

 
 
 
Purposes for TB PII Use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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